18 March 1998
Chamberlaine. A mid 17th Century silver verge calendar pocketwatch
Signed Tho. Chamberlaine de Chelmesforde
The gilt gut fusee movement with delicately pierced silver cock and foot with floral decoration secured by one screw, early steel hairspring of three coils, silver regulation disc with steel worm and chased and faceted blued steel furniture, pierced Egyptian pillars, the dial-plate surmounted by a silver Roman chapter ring with fine gilt floral decoration to the centre inner quarter hour ring and fleur-de-lys half-hour marks, within silver chapter ring, the date indicated by blued steel indicator on decorative gilt rotating ring, single blued steel hand, in plain silvered case with split bezel, with leather covered travelling case, movement signed
50 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This is a pre-hairspring watch and does NOT have a hairspring as described in the catalogue.
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels